September 04, 2020
You may have heard the terms Functional Capacity or a Functional Capacity Assessment before. But what is it really all about? If you’re wondering how it could help you, read on!
What is it?
Functional Capacity refers to a person’s ability to do their daily tasks and activities.
A Functional Capacity Assessment is a thorough in-home evaluation that identifies a person’s needs and support requirements. A Functional Capacity Assessment can help you:
What is involved?
An experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) usually conducts a Functional Capacity Assessment. You can read more about Occupational Therapy here. The assessment will involve:
How long does it take?
A typical assessment will take around 10 hours to complete. However, more complex situations can take up to 15 hours.
What can it do for me?
A Functional Capacity Assessment is evidence of your capacity to do your daily tasks. This means it could help you gain the support you require for your next NDIS plan.